Creating fabulous jewelry is even easier with these parallel pliers from The BeadSmith. Parallel pliers are used when uniform pressure is required. They feature a unique compound box joint that enables the jaws to stay parallel to each other. Even under firm pressure, they provide a flat, consistent grip, unlike standard pliers that apply angled, uneven pressure that can cause items to slip out of the jaws. Nylon jaw pliers protect the surface finish of wire or other materials handled. They are also great for straightening wire. Replacement nylon jaws are also included.